Saturday 11 July, 2020

SRP charged with raping Venezuelan national

A 28-year-old Special Reserve Police Officer, with six years of service, has been charged with rape.

The officer was formally attached to the Inter-Agency Task Force.

He is expected to appear before a Princes Town Magistrate on Wednesday morning.

The officer also faces two additional charges of grievous sexual assault and false imprisonment.

The charges stem from allegations that he abducted, raped, and imprisoned a 29-year-old Venezuelan national in November.

The woman was eventually able to free herself and make a report to the police.

Inquiries were launched by officials from the Professional Standards Bureau, as well as the Police Complaints Authority, and the suspect was arrested on Tuesday morning at his home at Fairfield Gardens, Princes Town.

Instructions were given to charge the officer by Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard later that day.

W-Cpl Murray Marshall is the charging officer in this matter.

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